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Modify DNS settings

Support > Domain > Domain administration

1. Log in

Log into My Panel (my.hoststar.ch).
(Log into My Panel)

2. Navigate

Click the «Domain» menu item and then «Settings».

3. Display information

Expand the view by clicking the «arrow icon» next to the domain with the DNS zone you want to change and then click the «Edit DNS» button.

4. Edit DNS zone

The DNS records saved in the system are displayed here.

If you want to add a new DNS record, click «Add DNS entry» at the bottom.

If you want to make changes to an existing DNS record, click on the «pencil icon» to the right of the relevant item.

If you want to delete an existing DNS record, click the «X» to the right of the respective item.

5. Types of DNS records

When creating or changing DNS records, you can choose between various types. Here is a list of the available types along with a description:

 

A-record
Maps a domain to a specific IP address.

Option Description
Host

The (sub)domain you want to redirect.

Example: www.

Type

A

TTL (Time To Live)

How long this DNS record remains valid in the cache of a name server.

Example: 1 hour

Value

The target of the DNS record.

In the case of an A-record, this must always be an IP address.

 

CNAME record
link from a subdomain with another subdomain. An alias for a domain name.

Option Description
Host

The (sub)domain you want to redirect.

Example: www.

Type

CNAME

TTL (Time To Live)

How long this DNS record remains valid in the cache of a name server.

Example: 1 hour

Value

The target of the DNS record.
In the case of a CNAME record, this must always be a hostname.

Example: www.website2.ch

 

MX-Record
Redirects email traffic from a domain to another email server. Defining a hostname as the designated mail server with a certain priority required.

Option Description
Host

The (sub)domain you want to redirect.

Example: mail.

Type

MX

TTL (Time To Live)

How long this DNS record remains valid in the cache of a name server.

Example: 1 hour

Priority

The priority assigned to this record with respect to the other MX records.

Example: 10

Value

The hostname of the mail server.
In the case of an MX record, this must always be a hostname.

Example: mail.provider.ch

 

TXT record
TXT records can be used to save additional information in the name-server settings for a domain. The text is user-definable. This lets you include information to a name-server record when the information cannot be assigned to any specific record type. TXT records are therefore especially well-suited for special, custom configurations and the use of new services at the name-server level for which there is no specific record type available.

Here you can also add SPF records (Sender Policy Framework on Wikipedia).

Option Description
Host

The (sub)domain you want to redirect.
May be left blank.

Example: mail.

Type

TXT

TTL (Time To Live)

How long this DNS record remains valid in the cache of a name server.

Example: 1 hour

Value

User-definable text.

Example: test

 

SRV record
Service resource records (SRV) can redirect IP-based services with a specific port to the desired server that provides this service.

Option Description
Host

Service & log

Preceded by an underscore (_)

Example: _ldap._tcp

Type

SRV

TTL (Time To Live)

How long this DNS record remains valid in the cache of a name server.

Example: 1 hour

Priority

The priority assigned to this record with respect to the other SRV records with the same service.

Example: 10

Weighting

The weighting given to this record within the same priority level of the same service. This is used for load balancing.

Example: 0

Port

TCP or UDP port of this service.

Value

The hostname of the server providing this service.
For SRV records, this must always be a hostname.

Example: ldap.provider.ch

6. Finish

After making your changes or adding a DNS record, click «Save». Please note the Time To Live (TTL) that has been set. This indicates when the DNS record will be updated globally.

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